Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Living Your College Dreams Abroad

Photo Credits: Hofstra Students in Beijing, China during Study Abroad Program
Have you ever dreamt about visiting Germany, China, Italy, France, Japan or another country? What if I told you this could be a reality right here at Hofstra! Yes, it’s true; Hofstra offers students 13 different countries to choose from through the Study Abroad Program.

Hofstra’s Study Abroad Program is offered during the January, spring (European Odyssey) and summer semesters. The programs allow you to earn credits while visiting another country and provide you with opportunities to learn about other cultures. While you’re there, you’ll get to visit some of the countries’ well-known monuments, buildings, museums, and other sites that you may have read about.

Photo Credits: Hofstra students in France during Study Abroad Program

Think it can’t get any better, well it can! On top of visiting a ‘dream spot’ many of your peers have made lifelong friends, met people across the globe and built a strong resume with knowledge of other cultures. These rewards will last long after your college graduation.

Don’t just take my word for it, hear from your peers. Over the course of the next few months, we will have guest blogs from your peers sharing their first-hand experiences about the Study Abroad Program. This will help you gain insight on what it’s like to visit a new country and learn about a different culture while in college.

Interested in learning more? Feel free to stop by the Study Abroad Programs office located in 107 Roosevelt Hall or visit their website here. Although the deadlines have passed for the January and spring 2014 program, there’s still time to apply for the Summer 2014 Abroad Program! How cool would it be to tell your friends you spent a summer in France, Italy or Japan! You can check here for upcoming informational meetings. The application deadline to the Summer 2014 Abroad Program ends on March 7, 2014. So, don’t wait, get started now living your dreams abroad.

-Yolanda M. Brown, Office of Student Affairs


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